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Bill Grant, Grant Design Collaborative

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Bill Grant founded his studio in Canton, Georgia, in 1996 and has since developed a roster of Fortune 500 clients and a reputation for successfully integrating design into business planning and brand development. Grant Design Collaborative specializes in developing comprehensive design strategies, advocating a product to market approach for companies such as Adobe Systems, Herman Miller, Steelcase, and Smart Papers. Their award-winning designs span all media and dimensions, from Web sites to advertising and from the printed page to the showroom floor. In addition to his practice, Grant has been a committed AIGA member, serving on the board of directors for both the Atlanta and national chapters, and was recently elected president of the latter. Author of the AIGAs Business and Ethical Expectations for Professional Designers, he chaired GAIN, the 2002 AIGA Business and Design Conference. Grant also assisted in curriculum development for and attended the inaugural AIGA Harvard Business School program entitled Business Perspectives for Design Leaders.

Part of Insights 2006: Design Lecture Series.